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Dark Money Is About to Get Much Darker

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01.07.2021

Charles Koch, chief executive officer of Koch Industries, in 2019.AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File

The conservative Supreme Court majority ruled in favor of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity on Thursday, holding that a California law that requires nonprofit organizations to disclose their donors to state regulators was unconstitutional. The ruling is likely to have far-reaching ramifications, potentially upending disclosure laws across the country and making it far easier for deep-pocketed interests to pour money into political causes anonymously.

Under longstanding state and federal rules originally instituted to protect the safety of donors to civil rights groups such as the NAACP, nonprofits have been exempt from disclosing their donors to the public. (They do,........

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